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Oman sets conditions for permanent govt jobs on contracts

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Muscat: The Minister of Labour has issued a decision allowing Omanis to occupy permanent jobs with contracts in the units of the state’s administrative apparatus.

Based on the Royal Decree No. 89/2020 establishing the Ministry of Labour, defining its functions, and adopting its organizational structure, article one of the decision states that Omanis shall occupy permanent positions with contracts in the units of the state’s administrative apparatus and others of public legal entities, according to the attached contract form.

Article two states that the decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and shall take effect from the day following the date of its publication.

The contract will be renewed automatically if neither party fails to inform two months in advance about the unwillingness to continue.

Each of the parties may terminate the contract before the end of the contractual year without giving any reason provided that the other party is notified of termination by a period of no less three than months during which the second party remains in the service.

The first party may waive the right of the second party to continue working after the notification or until the end of the contract period if necessary.

The second party shall be entitled to a periodic increment on the January 1 of each year (as per the grade or the degree equivalent to his financial allocations, provided that six months have passed from the date of signing the contract.

The second party shall be entitled to a regular leave with the salary specified in accordance with Clause (1) of the contract, and for the periods specified in the job profile.

The second party shall be entitled to a travel allowance for an official mission inside or outside the Sultanate of Oman

The second party shall, upon the end of his service, be entitled to a grant for the period of his contract calculated according to the job profile.

The second party is entitled to provisions of the Law on Post-Service pensions and benefits for employees.

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